18ct Yellow Gold, Rubies
SPIKE RING GOLD
From the iconic It’s Only Rock N’ Roll collection this ring captures the ideology at the heart of all Hannah Martin pieces – a rock n’ roll aesthetic in pure luxury.
Spikes in 18 carat yellow gold cover the ring with studs. These spikes, along with the inverse-set dark blue sapphires make this a wonderfully tactile ring – subversive, luxurious and exciting to wear.
Edition of 45
Solid 18 Carat Yellow Gold with Rubies.
This ring weighs 14 grams of 18 carat yellow gold and has approximately 2.72 carats of rubies. The rubies are diamond cut and pavé set, upside down. The ring is hand-crafted and the stones are set by hand in London.
Maximum height: (front of ring) 14mm
Minimum height: (back of ring) 4.5mm
Tallest 'spike': approx 3mm
This ring is an unabashed homage to the inspirations behind this collection.
‘It’s Only Rock N’ Roll’ grew from my exploration of masculinity, within the context of a world of rock and roll – youth, beauty, excess and a raw passion for life at the edge of destruction. I was fascinated by the idea of jewellery that went beyond gender, that gloried in sensuality and hedonism and somehow embodied the spirit of rock and roll, and all that it entails in it’s purest form.
With figures such as Brian Jones, Ian Curtis and Sid Vicious as my starting point I was also referencing the work of photographers such as Bruce Weber, Walter Pfeifer and Larry Clark. I knew the pieces in this collection had to capture a part of that spirit of living life to its very limits.
The Spike Ring is perhaps one of the most punk-like pieces in the collection. I loved the idea of taking the visual codes of this raw, untamed culture and translating them into the world of fine jewellery. The decadence of a ring studded with gold and rubies felt like the perfect fit in the world I created. The form is unapologetic, and the sentiment is one of strength, rebellion and freedom. At least that is what I hope you feel as you wear this piece.